Today’s Birthday: THOMAS EDWARD LAWRENCE (1888)


Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888)

Lawrence was a British adventurer, soldier, and scholar popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia. He learned Arabic while on an archaeological expedition in Mesopotamia, then served in intelligence for the British army in Egypt during WWI. After conceiving a plan to support an Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire—a German ally—he joined the Arab forces and became a leader in the revolt, but he failed to achieve the formation of an independent Arab state. What did he later do under false names? More… Discuss

The stunning Main Theme from one of the greatest movies of all time: David Lean‘s Lawrence of Arabia. Starring risky choice Peter O’Toole in his first film role, Lawrence Of Arabia won Best Picture of 1962, beating out To Kill A Mockingbird. With a magnificent supporting cast, Lawrence of Arabia is a landmark in the history of film, and debateably the greatest epic of all time. 
Starring: Peter O’Toole, Anthony Quinn, Omar Shariff, Alec Guiness, Anthony Quail and Jack Hawkins.
Directed By: David Lean
Score by: Maurice Jarre
Year: 1962


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